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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Student Counsellor Job at Aga Khan University (AKU) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Student Counsellor

Jobs at:

Aga Khan University (AKU)

Deadline of this Job:
24th August 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Date Posted: 7th August 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 

The Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, not for profit, international University first established in 1983, with II teaching sites in eight countries. The Aga Khan University (AKU) invites applications from appropriately qualified candidates for the below position. .


AKU’s Student Counseling and Development Office is seeking a qualified counselor with substantial experience of offering Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy or another cognitive approach, preferably in a university setting. The appointee will provide an integrated, effective counseling service for students in Uganda reporting to the Director Student Experience.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide effective and confidential counseling service (usually short term).
  • Promote positive mental health and emotional wellbeing by organizing relevant workshops for students and
  • Refer students to other support services as appropriate.
  • Produce assessments and other reports as required by the university.
  • Maintain records and statistics in line with the university’s confidentiality of data protection policy.
  • Under Lake research in areas relevant to student development and wellness which may be in collaboration with other professionals where appropriate.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation of the counseling services within the university.
  • Supervise and support where appropriate, the work of other staff working with students.
The key decisions among others the counselor will be responsible for include
  • Ascertaining the need for Psychiatric referral.
  • Prioritizing Psycho - education activities based on the needs of students.
  • Determining when to forward the student issue to concerned authorities
  • The ideal candidate must possess a Honor’s Degree in Psychology/ Counseling Psychology/ Educational Psyellology
  • Post graduate Doctorial level training in Clinical, Counseling or Educational Psychology
  • 4/5 years of experience as a counselor with administrative and substantial experience of offering Cognitive Behavior Therapy [CBT], Cognitive Analytic Therapy {CAT} or another cognitive approach, preferably in a comparable setting.
  • Ability to use complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management Frequently requiring sustained and intense condemnation
  • Should be able to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the face of high emotive and distressing problems
Job application procedure
Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae names of three referees, telephone contact, email address and copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent to the Human Resource and Administration Officer, Aga Khan University-school of Nursing and Midwifery, P.O.Box 8842 or by Email to so as to be received not later than 24th August 2018. Applications By email are preferred. Only Short Listed Candidates Will be contacted